EA's Origin seems to cause serious trouble. Not only can't you register old games like Battlefield 2 or 2142. The DLC packs you bought for them are gone and EA support confirms: No compensation! Check the story!
2009 isn't old. I still play games from much earlier.
the more I hear about origin, the more it sounds like a shitty service that doesnt care about their customers.
It is, I used it for the BF3 Beta. I will list the issues I encountered. 1. Slow, I mean really slow. I get a sign in hang on an I7 Sandybridge running off an OCZ SSD....Why? 2. Awful UI. The Library is a lot more clustered and looks less polished than steam, Only shows the game cover rather than screenshots you take in game. The store side is less organized and oddly enough not the first thing it shows you. 3. Not user friendly at ALL. After installing Origin to my D:/ Drive it continued to install plenty of its data to my C:/ along with any games I choose to download. You have to redirect the game download. Which is hidden away pretty damn well too and took a google search to find out how to do it. 4. Price, Origin wants me to pay the full store CONSOLE retail price for games. Whereas Steam often releases at anything from £5-£15 below the £39.99 RRP of console games. PC games often retail at £29.99 so the Origin price is ridiculous. I could probably go on but I am in the process of deleting it from my PC before I find anything else to dislike about it
I made the mistake of downloading it... Now I will forever have to live with the fact that I cheated on Gabe Newell. I'M SORRY GABE, I'LL FOREVER BE YOURS!!! LOOK I EVEN DELETED MY ORIGIN ACCOUNT! FORGIVE ME!!!!
Yep never trust EA especially after your games are 2 years old.
How about trophies for the simpson game.c'mon EA!
"Not only can't you register old games like Battlefield 2 or 2142. The DLC packs you bought for them are gone" That's because the DLC was made free :l
God, every time something like this comes out about Origin it's like "FLEE ALL YE POSSESSED OF PC GAMES! ORIGIN MAKES AN APPROACH!" Nobody ever bothers to find out about the actual facts of the matter. It's apparently more fun to announce the coming doom of us all from the mountaintops, I suppose.
Origin is so creepy. I hated the idea because this is the publisher who has been shutting down online servers for games, some of which are less than three years old, and who are trying to sell Madden and FIFA as a subscription. It's named for a company that EA bought, mismanaged, and dismantled.
This is where DD games will lead. This is what I fear that when you don't have possession of your own stuff but it is controlled by a company you will have to dance the way they whistle. Sometimes I like to play my PS1 games for nostalgia and I'm confident I can because I actually OWN them. I say, down with DD and cloud based gaming!!!!!
I agree about the cloud part, but I have no problems with DD.
As long as they keep the games on their servers and the DLC that goes along with it. What if you need a completely new PC and suddenly you can't download a game you got 4 years ago and you really want to play but EA (or another company) decided that it's too old so took it off??? That is why I don't like DD. With DD you don't own a physical copy of the game so it can be lost very easily. DD to me is like money out the window.
I think everyone is biased towards Steam. It has this "burn the witch" feel. I guess people can't accept new.
Best part about that is that everyone was whining about Steam when it first launched too.
well steam is better by far, what do you expect. Any service that deletes you right to a game if you dont play it after only 2 measly ears is a horrible one to me. Maybe you feel differently, but if steam worked like that then they would have deleted some of my favorite games like Half-life 1, Opposing force, counter strike/ CS source, half life 2, HL2 ep 1/2 etc, day of defeat etc. Services like origin are why people hate on DD.
"Any service that deletes you right to a game if you dont play it after only 2 measly (y)ears" Please elaborate. Do you mean that EA deletes the data from your computer or the ability to access it and download it again? If they just remove it from your computer, I have no problem. I could always download it again and they'd just be helping me clean up unused data that I don't use.
Yeah... I've tried adding a few "old" games, and it doesn't work. I had to ask Origins support; I only got Mass Effect 1 to be added to my library. Command and Conquer 3 and The Sims 1 didn't work :(
EA is awesome. They have this awesome new service called Origin, they have online passes and they also release paid DLC!
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